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USS Downes (FF 1070) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Downes (FF 1070). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 302 crew members registered for the USS Downes (FF 1070).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1974 | 1975 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – now

Pohle, BobYN31970 – 1971Was a member of the commissioning crew in Bremerton, Wash and Long Beach, Calif. Sad to hear of her sinking. I am looking for a copy of the commissioning book if anyone has a copy.
Court, Gerald ( Gary)E31970 – 1972Boatswain Matehoping to find Ron Carlson ( formally Mn) and or Paul Barth ( formally Ill)
Bloodsworth, David K And FatdogBT1Jun 1970 – Nov 1978B Division
Archambeault, LarryRMCSApr 18, 1971 – Oct 11, 1976OC
Bloodsworth, David (Fatdog)BT1May 15, 1971 – Sep 10, 1976A good ship with great shipmates.I wish I could meet with all who served on her. I have met a few,engineers, I hope to see many more, before its too late. What a shame to go from commissioning to being sunk, in less than 22yrs,too short alife "Blo
Wooley, Steve (Ross)STG2Jun 1971 – Sep 1974ASWI'm a plankowner who reported to DOWNES in Bremerton WA as part of the pre-commissioning crew. The farthest we ever sailed in my 3 years aboard was to Acapulco. We spent most of our time testing Harpoon and Sea Sparrow missiles.
Lippencott, RickBM 3Jun 1971 – Dec 1972First Was one of the original crew. Went to pre-com school in San Diego and was a menber of commissoning crew in Washington.I remenber many good times. Would like to hear from some of my old shipmates.
Frappier, DavidCS2Jun 1971 – Dec 1974COMMISSARYWent to precom school San Diego and Bremerton Wash. Member of the origingal crew. It was great being aboard a new boat. Had fun time being in charge of the commissary. Great bunch of guys. IBest to all who read this page. David
Chilcoat, LarrySN/GMG3Jun 1971 – Oct 19741st div/G divAttended precom in San Diego.Assigned to 1st div. Spent three months as a mess cook. Was night baker and almost became a commisary striker. Desided on gunner's mate.Left in San Diego OCT74 as GMG3.
Williamson, Peter EM1/CE1 (USNR RET.)Jun 1, 1971 – Jul 7, 1973E Div.Plank owner; pre-comm @ San Diego, commissioning crew @ Bremerton. Went to FMAG shore duty 1973, finished 8 years active '75. Retired SeaBees (Reserve) '02. Was part of the Seasparrow trials. Did Acapulco cruise.
Stocum, RobertOS3Jun 4, 1971 – Dec 13, 1972O1DivisionYes a very long time, love to talk to a lot of people.
Buell, GaryJun 20, 1971 – Aug 23, 1972comI was one of the original crew .Went to pre com school in San Diego Ca.Then to Bremerton Wa.Did all the shake down cruises.Had alot of good buds on board...Ed ritterhouse,Eddie Dolins,Nick Beccera,Little Mike,Garts,Lippencott,and many more.
Hallman, BillRM3Jun 20, 1971 – Jul 1, 1973OPERATIONSOriginal Crew, Precomm/Commission, Radioman. Enjoyed San Diego, Bremerton, Long Beach. Trips to San Francisco, and Alcapoco Mexico. Good friend Randy Gardner, Bob Scovil, Mark Jordan, Jim Larson, Dogley, Nick (beaner)B., Gary Buell, Mike
Becerra, NickSMSNJun 20, 1971 – Aug 23, 1972OPSJust found this website. Would like to exchange stories with anyone who remembers me. Never forgot the great crew.
Stirtz, Mark/lurchBT2Aug 1971 – May 1976"B"The best times on the best ship with the best shipmates. I still stay in touch with some. A Reunion sounds fantastic. Best to all.
Fitzgerald, MikeBT3Aug 1971 – Aug 1974BHey to all the D Downer brothers. Great memories of people, places and, of course, the D Downer herself. Only regret ... no cruises for this plank owner. Would love to reunite with other fatcats.
Fisher, JohnOS2Aug 1971 – Jun 1973OperationsPlank Owner and NATO Seasparrow Progaram
Gailor, BobsaAug 28, 1971 – Oct 3, 1973deckgood time on board made some good friends in the navy/had sometimes to it was good schoolin for life .
Snyder, CarlOS2Sep 1971 – Aug 1974OperationsPlank Owner
Morris, Jon/jpBTFN1972 – 1976BSorry guys, Nick is right! We served with the best...Roesch, Fat dog,Fitz, Craig, Stirtz and the best Chief ever...Morrison. Cowbro and Lively were fun,too.
Fisher, RogerFT1 CNO Nato Seasparrow projectJan 1972 – Dec 28, 1977GCapt's E.B. Bossart, J. Sexton, J.J. D'amato .We had our ups and "downes". I'm an original D downer fat cat.
Westfield, RonMM2Jan 1972 – Jun 1974MCruise Ship duty with NATO Seasparrow project. Loads of fun, Great Crew!!!
Pazdernik, RodRM3Oct 1972 – Jun 1975OPSMany thanks to the crew of the radio shack who spent many hours with a snot nosed kid from 1st div. who just wanted to be a radioman and helped him pass the RM3 test. Thanks again it was a great period of my life
Garrison, Charles (Gopher)BTFNNov 6, 1972 – Jul 9, 1976BIt could have been better...but I would do it all over with the good men I served with..
Spay, JoeRM21973 – 1975OperationsOxnard, California says it all. We spent a lot of time there testing new systems. Any other radiomen, signalmen, or ET's remember those days. Cleaned the same passageway EVERY day, whether it needed it or not.
Moro, DanielEM2Feb 10, 1973 – Jul 8, 1976RI lived and experianced life on the D-Downer. Over thirty years have pasted but I still rememeber my shipmates I may have a problem with all the names but the faces are still there!
Turner, Richard profile iconFTG2Feb 16, 1973 – Apr 5, 1974Gjust looking for old division shipmates
Taylor, DonMS3Apr 1973 – Dec 1976 After the first gulf war I statred thinking about what ever happened to the Downes, Not a good ending but at least we know all those hours testing missiles were for a reason. And of course who could ever forget Port Hueneme.
Shipman, MichaelSTG2Apr 10, 1973 – Dec 7, 1976SonarGreatest crew in the world. Hated to see the ship go down as a target. She was too good for that.
Angel, AlanETR-2May 1973 – Aug 1974OPS Radar/ CommI came on board in Long Beach and then we moved to San Diego. I left while the ship was in San Francisco when I broke my wrist. I enjoyed the routine out on Monday in on Friday or Saturday. Mike Mahoney was is my friend
Mahoney, MikeEW2Jun 1973 – Aug 1975OperationsCame aboard while the Downs was in the Long beach shipyard, Then to San Diego, two years of sweet duty shooting Sea Sparrows, Harpoons and tracking drowns off Point Magoo. Out on Monday and back on Friday. What a life.
Shipman, MichaelSTG2Sep 1973 – Dec 6, 1976ASWDid a lot of growing up on the Downes. Great memories and great friends. Got to be part of the evaluation team for Harpoon.
Miller, ThomasPC3Sep 1, 1973 – Jul 7, 1974operationsRod , you most likely don't remember me ,but think back to 1974.There where 3 girls Ann,Crissy,and Peggy .You where dating ANN,Bob was dating Crissy . Send me an email if I'm right.I was the Postal Clerk on the DOWNES
Gomez, JamesSTG2Dec 19, 1973 – Sep 1976SonarWhat a crew. The best years of my life. I looked up the ship out of curiosity and was stricken to see it had been sunk! The memories live on though.
Raley, Mark (Rals)SN1974 – 1975DeckGood times aboard her. I'll never forget Chico, and Chief Algiers. Sorry to see her go down. This was the first of my three ships. God Bless Ya'll.
Lownsbury, MarkHT21974 – 1979RWould like to hear from anyone in my shop.
Born, KimbolRM21974 – 1976Comm shackOne of the best duties I had.. Great guys to work with... looking for Frank Dunwoody and Charlie Grisell. Enjoyed Hawaii Rimpac 75, Mazatlan, San Fran, and San Diego.. Worked in CIC for part of Rimpac.
Lively, Tom "prunie"BTFNJan 10, 1974 – Dec 17, 1977it is sad to here that after all the trips we made out to the PMR to fire harpoons that would be the de-downers fate
Rios, RubenE5Jan 26, 1974 – Mar 28, 1978ENGINEERING
Edgar, PhilIC2Mar 1974 – Dec 1976RMy time on the "D Downer" was the turning point in my life. Things just went up from there. Hey to all my old shipmates and I hope all is well with you.
Vega, MichaelIC 2nd classApr 1974 – Jul 1977R DivisionI may not have liked the Navy, but it was the best thing I ever did. It set the foundation for my career as an electrician and gave me the confidence to not be afraid of a challenge. Wish I would have done it better.
Kroll, TimothyBM3Apr 1974 – Dec 31, 1976firstResiding in Minnesota.Feel free to contact me at 218-308-1405
Mastropietro, NickMM2May 1974 – Oct 1977MWhen i came aboard, it was to relieve a plank owner. Boy what a time. I believe I could still steam her today (if she were afloat). I know all you guys think you served with her best crews, guess again, Blood, Cowbro, Chief Wright, LTJG Roesch ALL4.0
Eberly, PerryIC2May 1974 – May 1978RWild times. Great Ship. Lota names bringing back memories of crow's being tacked on.
Freed, Dan (Fat Fred)FTG2Jun 1974 – Nov 1978G
Grizzell, CharlesRM2Jun 1, 1974 – Jul 30, 1976OC
Sutton, TomETR3Jun 15, 1974 – Oct 20, 1977OEServed aboard the Downes before she made any Wes-pacs. Primarily tested Asroc and Harpoon missle systems. Looking back over the years, I have alot of fond memories of shipmates and ports we visited. She deserved better than being use as a target
Walton, Kenny (Cowbro)BT1Jul 21, 1974 – Sep 23, 1979BBlood,Stirtz,mac,chief morrison,rousch,leo all steamers. lets get a reunion going
Elson, Terry SkinnermmfnAug 1974 – Aug 16, 1976a gangit was along time ago but i still remember alot of the crew, we shared good and bad times. we had a good time in hawaii and a lot of trips tajaunna l.o.l.
Dunwoody, FrankRM2Sep 1974 – Sep 1976OC
Grisham, CraigSTG2Oct 1974 – Feb 1980ASI still figure this was the best group of ASW folks that ever served aboard Downes. Sorry to see her fate. Fine ship. Better crews.

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